Monday, May 31, 2010

monday moment of zen

"you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here; and whether or not it is clear to you no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."
~ max ehrmann

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Friday, May 28, 2010

travel in tranquilit

in my recent travels i found that one of the easiest decisions was what to take to wear. that part was easy! minus the swimming suit, underwear, shoes & the sort, the rest of my luggage was filled with tons of tranquilit. as the above photos might suggest ;)

for making my travels tranquil i packed:

- black 2-in-1 cami
- peony cardishawl
- black hoodie
- palazzo pant
- palazzo capri pant
- tube skirt (i can't remember the exact name of this one but it's fabulous! you can wear as flowy tube top or a skirt - love that!!)
- and my newest favorite piece - reversible sleeveless wrap dress - in the noir/purple in case you were wondering ;)

that is a lot of tranquilit and made for a wonderfully tranquil trip!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

chincoteague & assateague islands

music credit radiohead

memorable moments from chincoteague & assateague islands:

  • alas, more lighthouses - the assateague working lighthouse
  • wild horses!!! :)
  • wild turtles lol
  • the historic miss molly's inn where we spent two relaxing nights in the upper deck room with a view of the working docks
  • more hammock time!
  • miss molly's >^..^<
  • wonderful smelling roses that surrounded the inn
  • tons of birds - such majestic creatures
  • drift wood adorned with seashells
  • beautiful sunset over assateague island
  • more wild horses with babies! (yes i realize that they are in a pen but they are trying to help keep the population up by having more babies - such beautiful foals)
even though i lived in va beach for 3 years, i never visited chincoteague or assateague islands. so it was a must this time around and i have to say, it's well worth it!

be sure to check out part 1 of our vacation and part 2.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

obx & crystal coast

music credit: radiohead

some highlights of the obx & crystal coast leg of our vacation:

  • getting up before dawn to travel down to the beautiful outer banks & watching the sun come up as we traveled south
  • being the only people on the beach at such an early morning hour
  • arriving for an 8am for a 2 hr horse back ride through a wooded trail and on the beach at equine adventures (ryan is on tonka and i am on belle)
  • taking the croatoan ferry from hatteras to ocrecoke island - our first ever ferry ride
  • visiting the ocracoke island horse
  • more lighthouses!
  • feeding the ocracoke ducks
  • yet another ferry ride from ocracoke to cedar island - a much bigger ferry this time!
  • arriving at the harborlight guest house in cape carteret, nc (we stayed in the beautiful swann room)
  • enjoyed doing yoga by the bogue sound and of course some hammock lounging
  • spending just a little time on emerald isle before we got rained out
what a lovely trip!

be sure to catch part 1 of our vacation. part 3 is coming soon. :)

virginia beach

music credit moby

my favorite memories of visiting my old haunt, virginia beach
  • the ocean front from our hotel room
  • king neptune
  • taking pics of the new cape henry lighthouse from inside the old cape henry lighthouse
  • playing around on the fort story beach
  • the camouflaged crab who was scurrying away from us - SO cute!!
  • visiting the edgar cacye's a.r.e. (association for research and enlightenment)
  • indulging in a massage at the a.r.e health center and spa
  • spending time walking the outdoor/natural reflexology path & the meditation garden
  • spotting a dragonfly taking a rest in the lotus pond on the way to sandbridge, va (the local's beach spot)
  • the old historic cavalier hotel
stay tuned for parts 2 & 3 of our getaway

Monday, May 24, 2010

monday moment of zen

"the world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. but above all, the world needs dreamers who do."
~ sarah ban breathnach

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Monday, May 17, 2010

monday moment of zen

"change is not something that we should fear. rather, it is something that we should welcome. for without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be." ~ anonymous

i can't remember where i came across this quote but i absolutely adore it. change is hard to make but if we go into it with the right attitude it will make all the difference in the world. namaste

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

and i'm off... again

ahhh, our long awaited romantic getaway has finally arrived. ryan and i are off to...

virginia beach for 3 nights,

the lower outer banks for a night

and to chincoteague island for 2 nights
where i am hoping to see tons of wild horses :)

there will be lots of pics to be shared upon our return. now that i've figured out how to put photos in a slide show it won't take me nearly as long to get the photos from our trip up. ;)

have a wonderful weekend all. hugs!!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

sweet carolinas

long awaited pics of my trip to the carolinas. lela and i had a blast!!

the first few pics are from the road trip to charlotte, nc. then a ton of pics from charlotte. the last beach pics are from myrtle beach, sc. enjoy!

music credit: "stagger lee" by lloyd price

Monday, May 10, 2010

monday moment of zen

"student says ' i am very discouraged. what should i do?' master says, 'encourage others.'"

~ zen proverb

when we encourage others it causes us to be encouraged. what simple thing can you say to encourage another person today? namaste

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Monday, May 3, 2010

monday moment of zen

we experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. this delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

~ einstein

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